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ABC
Feb 21, 2013 4:00am EST
if those budget cuts go through. pentagon workers would lose one day of work each week for up to 22 weeks. that's a loss of about 20% of their pay. and the budget people at the defense department said the effect of those cuts will be felt across the country. >>> also, from the pentagon, a military milestone. for the first time since 2007, more than 30 days have passed with no u.s. deaths in afghanistan. the pentagon says that's because of fewer enemy attacks. and the fact that afghans, now, are taking over more of their own security operations. >>> if you're about to chow down on an egg mcmuffin this morning, you're probably not alone. a new study shows just how much fast food americans eat. adults ate 11% of their daily calories in fast food over a four-year period. topping the survey, nonhispanic black adults who ate one-fifth of their diet from fast food. and the over-60 crowd, ate fast food just 6% of the time. >>> well, drinking coffee can apparently give you the jolt you need to live longer. a new study of older americans found three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of early
NBC
Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
they would have. the vast majority would affect pentagon employees, defense secretary leon panetta has already said a one day a week furlough for pentagon employees for defense department employees. that means about a 20% pay cut. there are others out there who could be affected by this. going to the airport, tsa workers could lose 9,000 agents. that could mean some long lines at security. 1,000 fbi agents. border patrol agents as well could be lost. food inspectors could be temporarily furloughed according to what we're hearing and a number of other programs. the democrats in particular say would hit the middle class and working families harder. where are we now? behind the scenes aides are trying to work out a deal. some sort of compromise to prevent these $85 billion in automatic spending cuts from happening march 1st. jon? >> tracie potts from washington d.c. thank you very much. >>> there's news the white house this morning is considering urging the supreme court to overturn california's controversial proposition 8. there are more details with impact on the president's decision. g
NBC
Feb 21, 2013 4:30am PST
children. >>> pentagon getting ready to announce creation of a new marine crisis response team. nbc news says this idea is in response to the attack on the american consulate in benghazi last week. a group of 1,000 marines will be based at a naval station in italy so it can quickly respond to north africa and eastern europe. bay area native and u.s. ambassador christopher stevens was one of four americans who died in that benghazi attack. hours before his death, stevens sent a cable to the state department warning of deteriorating security conditions. >>> 4:49. the u.n. security council is meeting this morning to discuss sanctions against north korea for detonating a nuclear device. the obama administration is negotiating with council members for stronger sanctions. a week ago north korea detonated its third underground nuclear test since 2006. it was the strongest blast to date. >>> some monster size goldfish up to a foot and a half long are pulled from lake tahoe in what biologists say are steadily multiplying in waters and that has biologists warnings. they say the fish eat and excret
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 4:00am EST
billion in budget cuts set to begin in just eight days. on the same day, the pentagon outlined plan toes furlough some 800,000 civilian workers to save money. these interviews are part of the white house strategy to blame potential job losses on the gop. >> instead of us cutting education, instead of us cutting the mental health programs, instead of us affecting military readiness and a whole range of other things that are important to our security and prosperity, we should be focused on programs that we know don't work, waste in government, and some of these tax loopholes that we could close that frankly benefit the well off and well connected. >> now, congress isn't in session this week. it isn't expected to reach a deal by the march 1st deadline to prevent the sequester. so, ideal, the physical mini cliff continues. >>> david einhorn is taking his case against apple directly to the company's shareholders. he's seeking an injunction to get rid of a system to issue pressed stock. einhorn will hold a conference call with investors today, an interesting move and one that's seeing apple sh
FOX Business
Feb 21, 2013 11:00am EST
is now warning that the pentagon is planning a partial virgo. dagen: to wait in "wall street journal" board member, jason riley. if you look at, it will only be about 45 billion discretionary mandatory cuts. >> we are talking about 7% in defense, 5% and domestic spending. the sequestration goes through, you know, the first responders will go away. cities will burn. border control, at this rate, illegal immigrants will raid this country. connell: you think it is basically no big deal. it is a pretty small percentage. >> there are no efficiencies to be found in government? connell: some republicans will say we do not want to cut the fence. we would rather see the cuts come from elsewhere. >> i think they could be handled responsibly. republicans are trying to give the president some discretion on where the cuts are applied. harry reid and other democrats, however, respond to that. i think this can be done responsibly. whether it is domestic spending or defense. what the president does have in his advantage here is republicans are somewhat divided in this. i think it is important for th
Current
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
thinking this must be true. so mitch mcconnell's office actually sent a letter to the pentagon requesting information about this special program including in the letter a link to the duffel blog post. >> stephanie: hilarious. >> yes, he was following up to find out whether or not president obama was giving benefits to get-mo prisoners. >> stephanie: we were talking about this yesterday how do these things get into the right-wing world when you are hearing questions about -- >> hillary clinton: turkey? >> right. and here is how it happens. republicans were so far behind the eight ball when it comes to technology. i did not realize that that digital divide included google. >> stephanie: right. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: you have got to hear -- at writer explained this how he inadvertently created the myth that chuck hagel spoke to a nonexistent hamas group. >> exactly. and then they dig their heels in. basically what happened this guy dan friedman wrote -- he was trying to get out of his sources for stories, and he was joking around with the republi
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